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Kwon, Junehee; Lee, Yee Ming; Park, Eunhye; Wang, Yujia; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: This study assessed current practices and attitudes of school nutrition program (SNP) management staff regarding free and reduced-price (F-RP) meal application and verification in SNPs. Methods: Stratified, randomly selected 1,500 SNP management staff in 14 states received a link to an online questionnaire and/or a printed…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Administrator Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Landry, Alicia S.; Butz, Rebecca; Connell, Carol L.; Yadrick, Kathy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate behaviors related to fruit and vegetable intake before and after implementation of a theory-based Farm to School pilot intervention in a rural school. Methods: Students in fifth grade at a rural elementary school were asked to complete pre- and post-test measures based on the Theory of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Food, Agricultural Production, Pretests Posttests
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Lee, Yee Ming; Kwon, Junehee; Park, Eunhye; Wang, Yujia; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: This study investigated the use of electronic and paper-based point-of-service (POS) systems in school nutrition programs (SNPs), including associated challenges and the desired skills and existing training practices for personnel handling such systems. Methods: A questionnaire was developed based on interviews with 25 SNP…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Programs, Questionnaires, Administrators
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Stephens, Lacy; Shanks, Carmen Byker; Roth, Aubree; Bark, Katie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: To meet new school meal guidelines, create meals that appeal to students, and promote positive food choices and health status among students, school nutrition programs are increasingly moving towards scratch cooking. This pilot research aimed to evaluate the outcomes of the Montana Cook Fresh Workshop, a culinary skills class…
Descriptors: Standards, Guidelines, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
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Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Rose, Donald; Johnson, Carolyn C. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purposes/Objectives: Fruit and vegetable (F/V) consumption may aid in childhood obesity prevention. F/V consumption in youth is low. School-based salad bars (SBs) may improve F/V access in youth. The purpose of this study was to explore administrative and school nutrition personnel perspectives related to adoption and continued implementation of…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Eating Habits, Administrators
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Farris, Alisha R.; Misyak, Sarah; Duffey, Kiyah J.; Atzaba-Poria, Naama; Hosig, Kathy; Davis, George C.; McFerren, Mary M.; Serrano, Elena L. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act updated the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The improved standards impact children who participate in the NSLP, but not the children who are bringing a packed lunch from home. Recent research suggests packed lunches are lower in nutritional quality…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Standards, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
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Kang, Sangwook; Arendt, Susan W.; Stokes, Nathan M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore school nutrition employees' perceptions of FTS activities and whether the numbers of activities differ based on management type of school foodservice operation and length of FTS participation. Methods: The state with the most FTS programs from each of the eight national FTS regions was selected. A…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Employee Attitudes, Lunch Programs, Rural Schools
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Kjosen, Maria M.; Moore, Carolyn E.; Cullen, Karen W. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose: This study assessed student perceptions of school meals under the new federal meal patterns for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Student feedback is instrumental in developing strategies to increase and maintain NSLP participation, satisfaction, and ultimately provide students with a healthy meal. Methods: Anonymous…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Lunch Programs, Food
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Nepper, Martha J.; Chai, Weiwen – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Objectives: The present study examined dietary intake of fruit and vegetables and dietary patterns of preadolescents attending schools in the Midwest. Methods: A total of 506 students (11.2 ± 1.3 years) from four public and private schools in Nebraska completed a validated 41-item Food Frequency Questionnaire to assess their dietary intake.…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Preadolescents, Questionnaires
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Thiagarajah, Krisha; Getty, Victoria M.; Johnson, Hattie L.; Case, Megan; Herr, Susan J. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 resulted in updated National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of this research was to investigate the approaches used by school foodservice managers and directors in Indiana in complying with the new regulations and to identify…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Program Implementation, Focus Groups
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Sneed, Jeannie; Vaterlaus Patten, Emily – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 extended the requirements for a school food safety program to wherever food is stored, prepared, or served, including meals for field trips. The purpose of this study was to determine what foods are used for field trip meals, how those foods are transported and stored, and what standard…
Descriptors: Child Health, Food Standards, Field Trips, Food
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Alcaraz, Brenda; Cullen, Karen Weber – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The new nutrition standards for the school meal programs implemented in 2012 align the school meal patterns with the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including more fruit, vegetable and whole grain offerings and minimum and maximum amount of calories per meal averaged over a week. The purpose of this study was to assess…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Child Health, Attitude Measures, Food Service
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Dodson, Linette J.; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: This study examined motivational aspects related to selecting school nutrition leadership as a career by registered dietitians (RDs). Motivational aspects were defined as valued characteristics which influence individuals' desires for specific work environments. Aspects of job satisfaction were also explored. Methods: An online…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Questionnaires, Food Service
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Cirignano, Sherri M.; Fitzgerald, Nurgul; Hughes, Luanne J.; Savoca, LeeAnne; Morgan, Kathleen; Grenci, Alexandra – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of coordinated in-classroom education and taste-testing activities on fruit and vegetable acceptance in a state-wide sample of third through sixth grade children. Methods: Two taste-testing sessions were a part of six nutrition lessons that were implemented in nine elementary…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Elementary School Students
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Wright, William; Friese, Bettina; Carrel, Aaron; Meinen, Amy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: The goal of the program was to establish youth gardens across Wisconsin by conducting workshops for school staff and childcare providers on how to start and sustain a youth garden with limited resources. Methods: Evaluation utilized an end-of-workshop questionnaire and follow-up survey. The end-of-workshop questionnaire focused…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Gardening, Sustainability, Youth Programs
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